32 best meal deals in Dubai this week

Food festivals, exclusive promotions and birthday meal deals

Our picks of the week

1 Dhs1 beverages at Salero Tapas & Bodega
See Wed 26.

2 National Day breakfasts at BookMunch
See Fri 28.

3 Learn to make desserts at Jamie’s Italian
See Sat 29.

4 A night of game at La Porte des Indes
See Sat 29.

5 Black truffle tasting menu at STAY by Yannick Alléno
See Mon 1.

Wednesday 26

BA Restaurant’s ‘lucky eights’
Modern Chinese haunt BA, which takes its name from the number eight in Chinese (considered to be a lucky number), is offering early diners a 28 percent discount on their meal before 8pm.
Prices vary. Daily 7pm-8pm. Ongoing. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3388).

Benihana’s 50th anniversary
The restaurant celebrates the brand’s anniversary with five different promotional dishes, including golden sushi.
Dhs50. Daily 12.30pm-3.30pm, 6.30pm-11.30pm. Until November 30. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR, Dubai Marina (04 428 2000).

Nais Italian Kitchen’s Movember promotion
Not only is the culinary team at this Italian eatery growing moustaches in support of Movember, but the restaurant is also offering all male diners (who are growing facial hair for Movember) a ten percent discount.
Prices vary. Daily 11am-9pm. Until November 30. HDS Tower, Cluster F, JLT (04 452 9991).

Salero Tapas & Bodega’s birthday deal
To celebrate its first anniversary the tapas bar is offering glasses of Spanish grape-based beverages for only Dhs1 all day today.
Dhs1 per glass. noon-1am. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5888).

Shang Palace’s Hainan special
Starting today, sample Hainanese cooking (from China), such as the province’s famous chicken rice and braised dongshan lamb, prepared by a guest chef from Shangri-La Hotel, Haikou.
Prices vary. Daily noon-3.30pm, 7pm-midnight. Until November 29. Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).

STAY by Yannick Alléno’s caviar month
Sample a five-course set menu featuring a fine selection of caviar from around the world. Even dessert creations will be paired with caviar. Dhs850 per person (food only). Daily 7pm-11pm. Until November 30. One&Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 440 1010).

Traiteur’s classique v modern menu
The restaurant introduces two separate six-course menus, one classic (featuring dishes such as duck a l’orange and truffled beef tartare) and one modern (including leek essence, oyster and muscle soup).
Dhs495 per person (food only). Dhs695 (with grape). Sun-Fri 7pm-midnight. Until December 31. Park Hyatt Dubai (04 317 2222).

West 14th’s Route 66 night
A regular barbecue event with dishes inspired by destinations along America’s iconic Route 66 highway. The selection includes seafood starters, a salad bar, wagyu rump, Texas smoked brisket and Saint Louis-style deep-pan pizza. Dhs200 per person (food only).
Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).

Thursday 27

Armani/Ristorante’s truffle promotion
Dubai’s best Italian restaurant celebrates the white truffle season with two separate seven-course degustation menus dedicated to white and black varieties. One menu focuses on traditional cooking, the other on more creative and original recipes such as truffle crème brûlée with sweet garlic cappuccino.
Dhs900 (food only). Daily 7pm-11pm. Until November 30. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Spices Restaurant’s Iranian night
Sample unlimited Iranian kebab specialities on Thursdays.
Dhs89 per person (soft drinks). 7pm-11pm. Until December 18. Mövenpick Hotel Apartments The Square, Al Mamzar (04 607 2777).

Stage2’s seafood pairing
This promotion offers diners a selection of seafood, paired with grape.
Dhs125 per person (three glasses of grape). Thu 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard  (04 428 6827).

Friday 28

BookMunch’s Emirati breakfasts
Starting today and in honour of National Day this week, the venue is serving a menu of Emirati-inspired breakfast dishes.
Prices vary. Daily 7.30am-10pm. Until December 2. Al Wasl Square (04 388 4006).

Cabana’s Nikkei nights
Indulge in all-you-can-eat sushi and yakitori.
Dhs210 (soft drinks). Dhs320 (house beverages). Fri 7.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Festive dining at Lafayette Gourmet
Enjoy classic festive dishes throughout the next month. A daily Christmas menu is available, as well as family-style platters for collection or delivery. Between December 21 and 25, there will also be a festive business lunch on weekdays.
Prices vary. Until January 7. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall (04 339 9933).

One on One Bar’s ‘perfect pairings’
Russian beverages with vine leaves on Mondays; Scottish beverages and wagyu beef on Tuesdays; French grape and burgers on Wednesdays; drinks and cigars on Thursdays and pints and pies on Fridays.
From Dhs180 per person. Mon-Fri 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8233).

PizzaExpress’ lunch deal
Three outlets in Dubai are offering an ‘express’ lunch deal, which includes a starter, main and a soft drink or water.
Dhs50 per person (soft drink). Sun-Thu noon-5pm. Bin Sougat, Al Rashidiya (04 285 2393). Other location: Ibn Battuta Mall (04 368 5134). Dhs60 per person (soft drink). Dhs80 per person (house beverage). Sun-Wed noon-4pm. Jazz@PizzaExpress, JLT (04 441 6342).

Sobahn’s Friday dinner deal
Korean and Japanese buffet.
Dhs99 (food only). 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Matloob Building, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 380 7888).

Saturday 29

Casa de Tapas’ 2-for-1
A two-for-one deal on paella and Spanish beverages (excluding sparkling).
From Dhs55 per person. Noon-midnight. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 416 1800).

Fountain Restaurant’s street food promotion
Street food recipes from South East Asia, the Southern Hemisphere and the Middle East.
Dhs110 (one soft drink or one glass of grape), half price (children seven to 12), free (children six and under). Sat-Mon 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).

Jamie’s Italian’s cooking class
Learn to make desserts such as tiramisu and lemon meringue cheesecake. The class includes a meal afterwards, a glass of bubbly, a goody bag of ingredients and a certificate.
Dhs299 per person. 10am-noon. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 380 8890).

La Porte des Indes’ game night
The restaurant offers a special menu of game dishes such as tandoori pheasant, venison pepper fry, guinea fowl Chettinad and honey mustard grilled quail.
Priced à la carte. 6.30pm-11.30pm. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8610).

Taste of Wafi
A fun food and shopping event.
Free. 10am-7pm. Until December 27. Colonnade Area, Wafi Mall, Oud Metha (04 324 4555).

Tirquaz Bistro & Garden Lounge’s barbecue night
Enjoy an al fresco poolside barbecue, with mixed drinks, a dessert station and music.
Dhs99 per person. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Majestic Hotel Tower Dubai, Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Sunday 30

Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s cheese night
Enjoy unlimited grape and cheese on Sunday evenings.
Dhs200 per person. 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).

Sizzling Wok’s 3 for 33 lunch
A bento box lunch, which features one starter, one main course and one dessert.
Dhs33 per person. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai, Kuwait Street (050 100 7065).

Monday December 1

caféM’s unplugged and unlimited night
Live acoustic music performances plus food from the café’s à la carte menu and unlimited beverages.
Dhs165 per person. 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Omnia Gourmet’s ‘brinner’
Breakfast dishes, served for dinner. The à la carte selection includes Gulf lobster Benedict and shakshuka.
Prices vary. 5pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Fishing Harbour, Jumeirah 2 (04 343 7181).

STAY by Yannick Alléno’s black truffle menu
This month, the speciality menu features black truffle. The five-course set menu features recipes such as truffle gnocchi, artichoke velouté with truffle and black truffle ice-cream.
Dhs800 per person. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until December 20. One&Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 440 1030).

The Act’s dinner show
Tonight’s dinner cabaret is ‘Money, Murder and Mayhem’. Enjoy a Peruvian menu while you watch the murder mystery unfold before you.
From Dhs320 per person (food only). Mon-Wed 8.30pm-midnight. Until December 31. Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1116).

Tuesday 2

Amici Restaurant’s theme nights
Regular themed buffet nights include pasta and pizza on Mondays, Asian on Tuesdays, Mexican on Wednesdays and international on Thursdays. Dhs85 (soft drinks). Mon-Thu 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Hotel Ibis Mall of Emirates, Al Barsha (04 382 3218).

BA Restaurant and Lounge’s wind down event
Enjoy a basket of dim sum, plus two beverages.
Dhs99. Tue 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3338).

Toko Dubai’s sushi offer
Enjoy sushi, nigiri, maki and Japanese beverages and live entertainment in the lounge bar.
Dhs225 per person. 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Hotel, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 442 8383).

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